Google Pixel 2 series to be announced on October 5, Snapdragon 836 CPU inside


After seeing various renders and photos allegedly showing the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, we may now have an announcement date for the two handsets. According to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), Google wants to unveil the smartphones on October 5. Blass also has it that both next-gen Pixels should be powered by a Snapdragon 836 processor - which hasn't been announced yet, but will most likely be a bit more powerful and efficient than the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (found inside the just-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 8, among other high-end devices).

Interestingly, last year's Pixel and Pixel XL were announced on October 4, so the new Pixel family is bound to be announced exactly 1 year and 1 day later.

As you may have already heard, the 5-inch Pixel 2 is likely manufactured by HTC, while the 6-inch Pixel XL 2 is seemingly made by LG. This would explain their different (yet not too different) appearances, as the larger model is expected to employ a near bezel-less design, while the smaller handset should have pretty prominent bezels at the top and bottom of the screen.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will almost certainly become the world's first smartphones to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. We're pretty excited about their upcoming release. Are you?

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